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Overview

Eligibility and the Benefits Offered by the TRICARE Health Care Program

The military members who are on active duty are often very well aware of the benefits offered by the TRICARE health program and also of the retiree dental benefits offered under this program. Very few are aware of the fact that this program can be extended past their career in the military and can be applied even after individuals retire from ...

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Services Offered in TRICARE Program Benefits

TRICARE offers an all-inclusive, economical health care coverage option that has numerous pharmaceutical benefits, health program options, dental care options and other specific programs. This section will provide detailed information on the many services covered by TRICARE. OPTICAL EXAMINATIONS TRICARE provides coverage for one all-inclusive ophthalmologic optical exam every two years under the TRICARE Prime program. These eye exams can be performed at any ...

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Various Coverage Plans Under the TRICARE Health Care Program

TRICARE is a health care program offered to the retirees and service members as well as their families and surviving beneficiaries. TRICARE health benefits are also offered to the members of the United States National Guard and Reserve and their families when they are called to perform active duty for more than 30 days. Additional health care programs are also ...

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DEERS: The Gateway to TRICARE

People usually do not understand the difference between being qualified for and getting registered with TRICARE. You must first register with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) in order to receive medical coverage and other benefits. DEERS is a digital database for military servicemembers, their families, and others beneficiaries and dependents, which allows them to utilize TRICARE and other benefits such as entrance to ...

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Items Included Under TRICARE Health Care Programs

TRICARE health care programs offer numerous benefits. Some examples of these benefits which are included in the health care include basic diagnostic and medical treatment. However, these programs also encompass a number of other health related benefits under the TRICARE coverage plans. It is suggested that you contact a Health Benefits Advisor prior to receiving these health care benefits to know complete ...

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Who is Entitled to TRICARE Benefits?

TRICARE is a kind of health care benefit which is provided to surviving family members of sponsors who passed away either when they were retired from active duty or while they were on active duty.  The family members are usually paid based on the active duty of the deceased for a period of three years. When the period elapses, they are paid ...

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TRICARE Beneficiary Online Enrollment

TRICARE’s online enrollment portal for beneficiaries enables all United States beneficiaries to take charge of TRICARE Prime remote admissions or TRICARE Prime admissions online, update or tally their health insurance information and update Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) information on their particulars. If you need technical support while using the Beneficiary Online Enrollment tool, contact the Defense Manpower Data ...

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The Benefits to the Military Family

The Department of Defense is quite specific when it comes to designating benefits to eligible family members. The Armed Forces considers a dependent parent or parent-in-law, an unmarried child younger than 21 years old, a widow, widower or spouse as family members. Stepchildren and adopted children are also considered as family members who can receive benefits. Illegitimate children aren’t counted ...

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TRICARE for Transitional Service Members

Recently Congress has granted the eligibility of up to 180 days for availability for TRICARE benefits for certain former active-duty officers, Guard members, and Reserve officers. Some programs may still seem redundant due to building several new transitional support options in the past few years. All service branches of TRICARE determine the limited transitional eligibility. To know more regarding eligibility options, ...

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Extended Eligibility for Combat Veterans

The National Defense Authorization Act-2008 was signed for the first time on January 28, 2008. This law extended the eligibility period of health care from 2 years to 5 years, especially for the veterans who had served in various operations in a combat war zone after November 11, 1998. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Department currently provides some health care services free of ...

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